Department of Agriculture & Markets

Current Funding Opportunities


Grants Gateway Notice:

Beginning January 1, 2014, State agency grant funding opportunities will be posted on the Grants Gateway. The Grant Opportunity Portal will provide a one-stop shop to access all available State agency grant funding. All grant funding opportunities will require applicants to register as a user on the Grants Gateway system in order to apply. In addition, all not-for-profit organizations must be prequalified in order to do business with New York State.

Please visit the Grants Gateway at www.grantsreform.ny.gov and select the Grantee section to register and prequalify.

Please note that our address for both mailing and hand delivery is:

New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
10B Airline Drive
Albany, NY 12235

Announcement Regarding the Bedding and Manure Removal and Disposal IFB

Agricultural Nonpoint Source Abatement and Control Program, Round 20 - Due March 31, 2014

  • PDF Round 20 Cover Letter and Instructions
  • PDF Notice Of Availability Of State Funds
  • PDF Round 20 Summary and Highlights
  • PDF Round 20 RFP
  • PDF Round 20 Proposal Rating Sheet
  • PDF Round 20 Application Form
  • DOC Round 20 Sample Resolution
  • XLS Round 20 SW1
  • XLS Round 20 SW2
  • XLS Round 20 SW3
  • XLS Round 20 SW4
  • PDF Ag BMP Catalog
  • PDF Agricultural Waste Storage System Screening Tool
  • DOC Covered Barnyard, HUA Screening Tool
  • DOC AEM Planning Tool for Cover Crop
  • PDF Cost Share Eligible Components
  • PDF Round 20 FAQ

Farmland Protection Implementation Grants (FPIG)

         Request For Proposals (RFP)

For proposals involving Conservation Easement Projects:
       
The following document must be included in your proposal -

None of the following documents will be included in your proposal; they are provided here so that you are aware of program requirements should your project receive an award -

For proposals involving Incentive Payment Projects:
       
The following document must be included in your proposal -

None of the following documents will be included in your proposal; they are provided here so that you are aware of program requirements should your project receive an award -

         Request For Applications (RFA)

County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Planning Grant Application (RFA)

  • PDF County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Planning Grant Application
  • PDF Circular 1500 Article 25AAA- Agricultural and Farmland Protection Programs
  • PDF Frequently Asked Questions
  • PDF Sample Contract
  • PDF Appendix A - Standard Clauses for State Contracts
  • PDF List of Eligible Counties FY 2008-2009

Municipal Agricultural and Farmland Protection Planning Grant

  • PDF Request for Applications (RFA)
  • PDF Circular 1500 Article 25AAA- Agricultural and Farmland Protection Programs
  • PDF Frequently Asked Questions
  • PDF Sample Contract
  • PDF Appendix A Standard Clauses for New York State Contract

Good Agricultural Practices Certification Assistance Program

  • PDF GAP Certification
  • PDF GAP Application
  • PDF NYS Vendor ID - FAQ
  • PDF DOC NYS Vendor ID Form: Substitute Form W-9
  • PDF DOC Claim For Payment

Soil and Water Division

Specialty Crop Funds Available

Organic Certification Reimbursement

Offers organic producers reimbursement of their certification costs up to a maximum of 75 percent or $750. The certification must be done by a USDA accredited certifying agency.The reimbursement is for newly certified producers and processors, or existing producers and processors renewing their certification. Application.


Single Source Contracts

A new subparagraph ii was added to Section 163(10)(b) to limit the use of single source procurements to circumstances where a formal competitive process is not feasible and provide that the term of the single source contract shall be only for a period of time until such circumstances are ameliorated. Furthermore, State agencies must document in the Procurement Record why competition is not feasible and publish these reasons on its website within 30 days of awarding a single source contract. This is in addition to the requirement that single source contracts be let in only unusual circumstances where material and substantial reasons exist 

Single Source Exemption

  • PDF Animal Health Testing
  • PDF Single Source Exemption HRI
  • PDF Single Source Agreement NYIRN
  • PDF Single Source Exemption Arkansas Experimental Station
  • PDF Singel Source Exemption Farmers Market Federation EBT
  • PDF Single Source Exemption Milk For Health Niagara Frontier
  • PDF Single Source Exemption Cornell University for Avian Influenza Surveillance Testing

Non-Department Funding Opportunities

Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program

An annual matching grant program through USDA, in which the Department explores expanded market opportunities for New York State food and agricultural products. The Division typically administers these funds and supervises implementation of the project by a private sector or local government cooperator. The Division will seek additional FSMIP grants to fund agricultural development and marketing projects in the coming year.

Market Access Program

The Department also assisted food companies in securing federal Market Access Program funds through Food Export USA-Northeast for their individual branded product market development and promotion activities. In 2009, 52 New York companies were allocated over $2.4 million. This program will reimburse up to 50% of eligible marketing expenses for qualified companies.

NYSERDA’s Innovation in Agriculture Grants
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) periodically provides funding for agriculture innovation projects involving energy conservation or productivity improvement, which enhance the profitability of agriculture in New York State. NYSERDA may fund up to 50 percent of the total project cost. For more information and an application, go to www.nyserda.ny.gov/en/Page-Sections/Research-and-Development/Manufacturing-and-Power-Applications/Controlled-Environmental-Agriculture/Innovations-in-Agriculture.aspx
SARE Farmer/Grower Grant Program

The Northeast Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program (SARE) encourages farmers in the northeast who want to explore innovative sustainable practices on their farms to apply for this grant. The Farmer/Grower Grant program allows farmers and growers to conduct experiments, try new approaches, and test emerging ideas about agricultural sustainability. The emphasis is on new ideas that advance good stewardship, improve farm profitability, and strengthen rural communities. For more information and an application, go to www.uvm.edu/~nesare/FGinfo.html

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